Z2 Review after 2-3 months of usage

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Post time 2018-10-13 15:15:10 | Show all posts |Read mode
The phone overall is a decent buy for 230$ but over the time i used it i got/discovered some issues:

The camera is mediocre at best
The phone gets really hot near the USB-C port while using it ( not charging it)
The secondary camera is real and usable in the test mode, only that the software isn't there ( FOR THE LOVE OF GOD UPDATE THE SOFTWARE TO USE ALL CAMERAS)
And most importantly the fingerprint sensor haves no water sealing around it, even an old iphone 5s that isn't waterproof haves water sealing around it so sweat doesn't break the sensor
My sensor broke because of sweat in my pocket while i was at the gym

(If possible please send me a new sensor, i am still under warranty and i can fix it myself, i don't mind losing the warranty, but i simply can't send it back to gearbest because i don't have any other phone to use while this one is at repairs)

Overall it's a good phone with decent performance at this price point with minor hiccups because of the software team.

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Post time 2018-10-16 07:21:58 | Show all posts
I regret buying this phone. The phone constantly reboots itself and the gyroscope does not work so the screen does not autorotate. Agreed the camera is mediocre with focus not being reliable.

UMIDIGI does not seem to care as no word on fixes or updates.

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Post time 2018-10-13 22:30:22 | Show all posts
I agree with every word. FW update pls!

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 Author| Post time 2018-10-17 18:25:09 | Show all posts
crusaderonline replied at 2018-10-16 07:21
I regret buying this phone. The phone constantly reboots itself and the gyroscope does not work so t ...

Root your phone and install accelerometer Sensor repair, it fixes the gyroscope and you can rotate after

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Post time 2018-10-18 01:18:35 | Show all posts
When receiving incoming calls pictures from mt contacts are displayed on top of screen and are too small.
I want to see them in full screen like my UmiSuper and my Umi C Note.

I am posting this constantly on all threads  and nobody want to answer!!!
Please help me !!!!

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Post time 2018-10-19 08:44:15 From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Received wireless update dated 1016. Failed during install. Dead looking Android dude.

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Post time 2018-12-21 15:24:09 | Show all posts
DuckyTheDuck replied at 2018-10-17 18:25
Root your phone and install accelerometer Sensor repair, it fixes the gyroscope and you can rotate ...

For me, I just re-ran the built in G-Sensor calibration (I think) and cycled the "auto-rotate" tile and now my Z2 auto-rotates just fine.
(In case anybody looks, I participate in both the Z2 an Z2 Pro sections here as I own one of each)

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Post time 2018-12-25 15:21:53 | Show all posts
I think my biggest issues with the phone after ~ 5 months with it is that there are apps (usually Facebook, but sometimes others, too) that will just disappear when I switch between them. By "disappear" I mean that they basically close, so I can't double-tap the app drawer icon to get back to where I was. The phone acts as if the app wasn't open.
It's annoying, and happens on both my Z2 and my Z2 Pro, so I bet it's either my launcher (Nova Launcher Prime 5.5.4) or the OS.
I also wasn't able to figure out how to make the screen wake with notifications (like new texts, new emails, FB messages, etc), but I also didn't put too much effort into it and gave up after a few searches.
I never noticed the USB C port heating up, even when charging.

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Post time 2019-1-7 20:02:13 | Show all posts
I have issues with Bluetooth LE devices. Can't connect to my MI Band, some home thermostats and my Go-Tcha (Pokemon Go Plus device). Does anybody has also issues with Bluetooth LE devices?

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Post time 2019-2-20 05:29:43 | Show all posts
crusaderonline replied at 2018-10-16 07:21
I regret buying this phone. The phone constantly reboots itself and the gyroscope does not work so t ...

Same here, problem with screen rotation and bad picture. I have also a problem with the wifi when i have the bluetooth on.
It is my second Z2 because the first i receive has a problem with the touchscreen, after one month of waiting for a new one, i have this one.
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